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Cliff Chirping Frog Eleutherodactylus marnockii (Syrrhophus marnockii)


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Cliff Chirping Frog
credit: Dawson

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Family: Leptodactylidae, Leptodactylid Frogs view all from this family

Description Smooth skin, olive-tan with brown or black spots. Prominent tructuated toe pads on front feet.

Dimensions 1.9-3.8cm. (3/4-1 1/2")

Voice Cricket-like chirping.

Breeding February-December. Can breed up to 3 times a year.

Habitat Limestone hill caves.

Range San Antonio to Big Band, Texas.

Discussion Nocturnal. Due to its flat shape can hide in crevices easily when threatened. Also used to retain moisture.